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Buddhism: The Basics

DOI: 11.5040/Buddhism

Content in this section provides an introduction to Buddhism as global religion. The Overview article is a good starting point for beginners, which outlines the contours of Buddhism from its origins in northern India and Nepal, through its development and spread across Asia, to its vibrant and sometimes contradictory present.


Buddhas and Gods

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A.W. Barber

Buddhism and Economics

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Courtney Bruntz

Buddhism and Women

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Gurmeet Kaur

Buddhism: The Basics

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Gwendolyn Gillson

Buddhist Meditation

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Napakadol Kittisenee

Buddhist Monasticism

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David M. DiValerio

Buddhist Ritual

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Matthew Hayes

Buddhist Scriptures

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Ronald S. Green

Death and the Afterlife in Buddhism

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Alyson Prude

Socially Engaged Buddhism

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Jim Deitrick

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